Musiq’s ‘People Everyday’ Remake: A Bad Look You Can Hear

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I typically listen to a track more than once when I "First Spin" it in order to approach my blogginess with a solid perspective. This wasn't the case with Musiq Soulchild's remake of Arrested Development's "People Everyday" from the Meet the Browns soundtrack. I don't know what it is about this movie, but it's quickly on the road to bringing us one of the most misguided soundtracks ever. And just because it's a soundtrack doesn't mean it has to be bad (see: this). Anyway, the track features Estelle with the Dionne Farris co-sign, which makes this whole thing even more tragic since I happen to like her, and Musiq attempting to finesse the original's rap lyrics with some "soul." It's just an awkward, awkward thing. Not bad because it's a remake, but for every other reason you'll hear when you press "play."

Are we extra bitchy today for some reason? Hmm. Welcome to Monday.

Musiq: "People Everyday" feat. Estelle

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8 Responses

  1. I determined within a minute how horrible remakes can be. Some things are best left undone...and this should have definitely been one of them.

  2. I love Musiq like I love a check with my name on it, but this remake is booty.

  3. It's not that bad.
    But then again I never really liked this song.

  4. @ ill Mami:
    See, I on the other hand LOVEDEDED the Arrested Development song when it dropped. Anytime I hear it, it takes me straight back to undergrad when it set off many a house party back in the day. To hear this lame-o version of the track from an artist who I love makes me mad.

  5. This could have been interesting if he had actually put some sort of new twist on the song instead of regurgitating the original. Seeing that he is a singer and not a rapper/spoken-word artist, why didn't he rearrange the melody and actually "sing" it. Every artist is entitled to a bomb every now and then. Good thing his last album was on point.

  6. Hmm, I always had mixed feelings about this song.It's a nice attempt to remake though.I like Estelle, I'm starting to dig her.

  7. somethings should never be remade, this being one of them. I had to throw on the original version just to get the bad taste of this one out of my head:)

  8. What was the point? I was expecting there to be a new twist on the song or something.


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